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This hike starts at the car park at Gasthof Talwirt.
Here you will find local delicacies and you can buy smoked bacon yourself.
On the first floor of the Talwirt there is a mountain forest exhibition and an information point about the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Next door is the "Hüttschlager Bauernladenstüberl", where you can also taste and buy products from our own production and the valley museum of the Grossarl valley. We pass the farm Stockham in the direction of Kreealmen.
Right at the beginning of the path to the Kreealmen, a short detour to the Kreealmwasserfall, which plunges over an approx.
100 m high rock face into the valley, is definitely worthwhile. On the ascent you have the choice whether you prefer the forest road or the shortcuts through the forest.
Shortly before the alpine huts you come to a small chapel.
This is a place to pause and should inspire every hiker to say thank you. Two alpine huts await you on the Kreealm, the Kreealm-Kreehütte is the lower, the upper is the Kreealm-Bichlhütte.
In both huts you will be spoiled with delicacies from our own production (cheese, butter, bread, bacon or sausage).
After a short rest we continue uphill through a huge karst to Murtörl.
The Mur rises just below this saddle.
Here it is often very windy, it can happen that you walk everywhere with short sleeves and that icy cold wind blows on the Murtörl. On the high trail we continue to the Nebelkarscharte and the Wasserfallscharte.
When climbing up to the summit of the Klingspitz, sure-footedness and a head for heights are prerequisites - and you will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Via the Höhenweg we return to the Tappenkar with the Tappenkarsee, the largest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps.
According to legend, the Tappenkarsse is connected with the Schuhflickersee, since a cartwheel that fell into the Tappenkarsee was found in the Schuhflickersee... Via alpine meadows we go to the Karteistörl and from there downhill to the Karteisalm, which is unfortunately not cultivated.
Especially in the early summer there is a wonderful floral splendour in the area of the Karteistörl. Shortly after the Karteisalm you will pass a fountain - the water in our valley has drinking water quality everywhere.
Then you will see a small material on the left side.
This is intended to encourage all hikers to pause for a moment. Over a beautiful hiking trail you come to the Hallmoosalm '(closed).
From here it is possible to take the hiking taxi down to the valley.
Alternatively, you can take the hiking trail to Hüttschlag/Karteis and take the Postbus back to the car at the end of the valley.
For the very sporty there is also the possibility to walk from the district Karteis to the end of the valley.